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DoD Asks Congress to Reprogram $2.6B in Funds

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The Defense Department has asked Congress’ approval to shift approximately $2.6 billion in fiscal 2016 funds across defense programs, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the programming request that DoD Comptroller Mike McCord submitted to Congress June 30 includes a proposal to move $583 million in funds to the …

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Rep. Adam Smith: Top-Line Budget Would Be a ‘Contentious Issue’ as Senate, House Reconcile FY 2017 Defense Policy Bills

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Rep. Adam Smith (D-Washington), House Armed Services Committee ranking member, has said the top-line budget for the fiscal year 2017 defense policy bill would be the “contentious issue” as the Senate and House reconcile their versions of the bill. Smith told Defense News reporter Joe Gould in an interview published Thursday …

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Senate Commerce Committee OKs Jobs & Economic Bills; Peggy Gustafson, Michael Khouri Nominations Advance

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The Senate Commerce Committee has approved 10 bills as well as the nominations of Peggy Gustafson as the Commerce Department‘s Inspector general and the reappointment of Federal Maritime Commissioner Michael Khouri. The committee said Wednesday it advanced the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act that works to maximize science research through new agency oversight and research …

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CBO: Senate Bill on Licensing Framework for Updated Nuclear Reactors Would Cost $47M Over 5 Years

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The Congressional Budget Office has said a Senate bill that would require the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to create a regulatory licensing structure for nuclear reactors that have undergone technology and design updates would cost approximately $47 million from fiscal years 2017 through 2021. CBO said in a report published Wednesday that the …

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Air Force’s Randall Walden: B-21 Aircraft Dev’t Contract Value Should Remain Classified

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Randall Walden, director and program executive officer of the U.S. Air Force’s rapid capabilities office, has said the value of the engineering, manufacturing and development contract for the B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber aircraft should remain classified, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Richard Whittle writes Walden said at a Mitchell Institute event that …

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Gen. David Goldfein: Air Force Should Disclose Value of B-21 Bomber Aircraft Devt Contract

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Gen. David Goldfein, U.S. Air Force vice chief of staff, has said he agrees with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Arizona) that the service branch should disclose the value of the B-21 Long-Range Strike Bomber contract, Breaking Defense reported Thursday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes Goldfein made the remarks during a …

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